Subject: Re: turning sendmail into a symlink
To: None <>
From: maximum entropy <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/05/1998 13:47:18
>From: "Perry E. Metzger" <>
>In order to make life easier on people who use alternate mailers, and
>in order to make integration of Postfix (a new mailer I'm considering
>integrating in addition to sendmail for 1.4), I am proposing that
>/usr/sbin/sendmail turn into a symlink to /usr/sbin/sendmail.real, and 
>that mailq and newaliases, which are currently hard linked to
>sendmail, turn into symbolic links.

I'd prefer to see sendmail and all its support files installed in a
directry such as /usr/lib/sendmail, and have all the "normal"
locations such as /usr/sbin/sendmail, /etc/aliases,
/usr/libexec/mail.local, etc... be symlinks into this directory.


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